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Some Tuesday Phillies Links for You, July 26, 2011: Trading and Trading in the Widening Gyre

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I have known the arms already, known them all—	
Arms that are braceleted and white and bare  (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
I have known the arms already, known them all— Arms that are braceleted and white and bare (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
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McCaffery: Time for Amaro to prove he's learned his lesson - dailylocal.com
Trade deadline week is a good time to remember that the worst really are full of passionate intensity.

Trade rumors just amusement for Amaro | The News Journal | delawareonline.com
Remember: It's all so much spin(ning around) before he grabs for the brass ring.

Hunter Pence would look really fine in Phillies uniform | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/26/2011
And that uniform would look even better on Bob Brookover's bedroom floor. (And hey waitaminit, didn't Cliff Lee show his lack of polish on that lazy pickoff attempt?) (autoplay alert, mind you)

Los Gigantes Mas Macho:

McCovey Chronicles - For San Francisco Giants Fans
Where humor and sarcasm like to vacation, in Nehru jackets smokin' the wacky weed while brandishing iPad2s in the Haight, and excreting garlic from all their orifices as a result of yesterday's junket to the Gilroy Garlic Festival.

Sound familiar? Giants getting it done with pitching | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/26/2011
With Pat Burrell on the DL, they need a righteous bat.

Cody Ross returning to scene of NLCS heroics | Philadelphia Daily News | 07/26/2011
Hooked on Foie gras. How typical.

NL East:

Pirates 3, Braves 1: James McDonald, Chris Resop Come Up Big As Bucs Keep Pace - Bucs Dugout
That would be franchise loss number 9,998, if you're paying attention.

Mets 4, Reds 2: Dickey Springs a Leake - Amazin' Avenue
I will admit, the headline opportunities would have been irresistable.

Minor Leaguers:

Box Score Recap, 25 July 2011 | Phuture Phillies

Some notables: Tyler Cloyd walked 6 guys. In his last 10 games.
Sebastian Valle: Hot, and can hit lefties.
David Buchanan: Watchin' uuuu!